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Evil Lived in That House

I’m a home Stager. My job is advising homeowners, who are going to sell their houses, how to prepare their homes for the market. I walk through the house with the homeowners and we discuss things like de-cluttering, painting the … Continue reading

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Pray for me,” and other throw away lines (Mission work at work)

I’m a home Stager. My job is advising home owners, who are going to sell their houses, how to prepare their homes for the market. Before going to one of my Staging appointments, I had lunch with a Christian friend. … Continue reading

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Pancakes & Bacon, Hold the Challenge, Please

The breakfast crowd was thinning out. I sipped my second cup of coffee as my spouse talked about the sermon at the church we’d visited last Sunday. Gary, our friend since 2005, was sopping up syrup with the last bites of … Continue reading

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Time to Pray for Hoarder

She pulls a long face, looks down at the table top and slumps. “I don’t take enough time to be with God.” I’ve seen this again, again – Christians beating themselves up for not spending enough time with God. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Heart Trouble

My brother is 49, mildly retarded, and overweight. After his release from the hospital for congestive heart failure three years ago, I’d hoped he’d heed the wake-up call to eat more healthfully and lose weight. One-eighty would be a nice target. … Continue reading

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Perfectionist Lightens Up

Paula the Perfectionist and I have been buddies for 10 years. Her quest for perfectionism has carved furrows between her eyebrows. On our drive home from an outing, she said, “I want to ask you…do you…I’m not sure how to … Continue reading

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Self-Reliance: Stuck on M.C. Escher’s Staircases

Our seminar leader asked us to draw a personal timeline, and label it with key dates of life transitions and defining moments. My tablemate sighed. “I’ve done so many of these.” “Me too,” I whispered, but not since I’d crossed … Continue reading

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